Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly book meme that lets anxious readers like all of us know what to be jumping up and down for. It is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.
Name: Blood-Kissed Sky
Author: J.A. London
Publication date: December 26th, 2012

There's nowhere left to hide.  
I thought vampires were our enemies - they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood - until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst - a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.
To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all . . . before it's too late.


After the way the first book ended I think we are all eagerly anticipating this one. I don't want to reveal too much of the first book but I really thought that Dawn would have changed. The book is coming out soon and it definitely has a place in my wishlist.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

OMO!!! Thank God no one saw me jumping up and down or I would have been teased for life. I couldn't wait for the actual paperback so I had to get the online version and I finished it a day and half ( I would have finished it earlier but school was so annoying and I was so tempted to stay home and finish the book but my parents wouldn't let me), I'm pretty sure everyone else would finish it in less than 5 hours or something. It was that good.

The book was ... it was WOW!!! It was mindblowingly awesome and the ending was so so perfect. There is only one word to describe it and it is PERFECT. The book was the perfect combination of tears, laughter, smiles and very wide grins.

It starts off with Nora at a party and we come to realize and accept that Nora is the new leader of the Nephilim and that her relationship with Patch a fallen angel who is the arch enemy of the Nephilim is detested by one and all.

There is a new guy called Pepper who is after Patch and I don't want to spoil it for you but let's just
say that Patch and him were old acquaintances. Nora grows by leaps and bounds in this book and she started putting her new found special abilities to good use. She changed as a person and it definitely was for the better and we also realize that though a person maybe physically strong they can not always turn away from temptation no matter how much good they have in them.
Patch and Nora go through their fair share of couples quarrels and that adds so much to the book and makes the ending even more sweet and cute and still really hot.

Almost all the characters we have seen so far in the series pay us a visit and even if we hated them or loved them you can't help but smile when you can't help but smile when you think of fond memories with that character. The ending was so bittersweet and you will be crying one minute because of the sadness that plagues your heart and before you know it those tears will be changed to tears of joy and you will be so happy for the characters and at the same time you will feel so sad because the series just ended.

P.S. Becca Fitzpatrick was right the last words that are spoken are Patch's and they are so undeniably sexy yet so understated.

How about you guys write in some of your favorite quotes from the book or the series for a sort of tribute / farewell to the series.


Friday, October 26, 2012


Sorry for the long absence I was swamped with school work and visits to the doctor.
Anyway the wait is finally over and we get to see the cover for Sweet Peril, it was previously called Sweet Hope. It's so dark and mysterious and according to Wendy it captures the essence of the book perfectly.
Here's the cover!
Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)
Sweet Peril
by Wendy Higgins
Publication: April 30th, 2013 by HarperTeen
Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

I don't love the cover, I prefer Sweet Evil's cover to this one but I don't hate it either. If you want Sweet Peril hints check out her board on Pinterest.

Click here for the link.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review - Destiny Kills


Desire calls.
    Danger lurks.

When Destiny McCree wakes up beside a dead man on an Oregon beach, she knows only this: she has to keep moving, keep searching and keep one step ahead of the forces that have been pursuing her from the heart of Scotland to this isolated spot. Why? The death of her lover has left her alone, with little memory of her past. A glimmering serpent-shaped ring is the one clue she has - and a bargaining chip in a most dangerous game .

Enter Trae Wilson, a master thief with a sexy, knowing grin and a secret agenda of his own. Destiny and Trae both have powers far beyond human - and both are running for their lives. Together they're riding a tide of danger, magic and lust ... but with killers stalking their every move, they must use any means necessary even each other, to survive - until the shocking secret of one woman's destiny finally unravels.

When I first bought the book, I really had no clue as to what the book was about. A few pages through the book and I was like "I know what she is !!!", but the truth was something I really could not guess like ever! I'm trying not to tell you guys what she is, cause it's probably going to be a big surprise.

The plot was good and the writing although not exceptional was ok. It would have been more  suspense filled if the author revealed who Destiny was a little later in the book, because the whole 'I'm a ...' seemed a little too rushed. Other than that the story line was pretty good and the characters were entertaining and I plan on reading book two in the series as well.

She was a really interesting character, with her big eyes and really big feet. I was kind of weirded out by that and naturally I thought that she was a ...  . But I was wrong, like big time wrong. She was a fun loving character who showed that she could keep a clear head in times of distress and was ready to embrace the good even when the majority of the atmosphere was blanketed in dark.

He was good to read in terms of the book, however his charcter lacked the depth that could have been given to him as more emphasis was given to Destiny. No doubt his sexy bad boy image was projected, I just hated the fact that all he wanted was a big family with lots of kids and blah blah blah that made him seem like such a sexist pig.

Although my review had splotches of negativity here and there I am pretty sure I will read the next book, hoping that Trae is not in it.

Rating: 2  and a 1/2 stars

         About the author        
Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review - Hush, Hush


Falling for the fallen ...
For Nora Grey, romance was never part of the plan. Not until Patch came along with his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora isn't sure if she can trust him. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and to know more about her than her closest friends. And when she tries to seek answers, she discovers that she is right in the middle of a centuries old battle between the immortal and the fallen and it's time to take sides.

As a special tribute to the end of the series, I am going to reread the books for the 2019th time and write reviews.
My friend told me about this book maybe two years ago and I was like seriously, Patch, it 'sounds like a dog's name' * inside joke for all of us who have read silence* but once I read just the first 17 pages... well I was hooked all right, I finished the book in record timing and once I got to the last page and read the the Crescendo promo, I rushed out to buy it. I feel so bad for my uncle, because I read through the barbecue that night at his place.

I wasn't so into fallen angels before but after reading this book I hunted far and wide for fallen angel books just to satisfy my new found cravings. The blurb pretty much tells us what it is about. Becca Fitzpatrick is an amazing author and she keeps us thoroughly entertained with each passing moment of the book.

Nora is your typical smart quiet nerd, who gets good grades and apparently eats organic foods only aaaand she writes for the school newspaper. She has trust issues although in Patch's case rightly so. When the book started she seemed a little naive and your typical ' I need saving all the time type of heroine ' but she puts up a good fight and in the end you just can't help but wish you were her. Why?!! - because she gets to have Patch of course.

OMO (it means Oh my God in Korean) ( btw I'm not Korean, I just have a friend who is obsessed with Korean shows), he is so sexy and I mean like wow!!! leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding bad boy with with a penchant for innuendos. Although his true motives are revealed later on in the book. I just could not get enough of Patch. In fact after finishing the book I practically reread it all in the same day and then I reread the parts with Patch. *Don't smirk I know some of you who have done that and some of you who will*

This book was amazing and I can't wait for the last book to come out although I'm pretty sure I would be in tears when the series ends.

                                          Amazing quotes from the book:

' He had an annoyingly confident walk, the kind you find paired with faded T-shirts and a cowboy hat. Patch wore neither. He was a dark-Levi's-dark-henley-dark-boots kind of guy. '

"Say 'provoking' again. Your mouth looks provocative when you do."

' After all these years one thing hadn't changed: I was still lured by danger. '

About the author
Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga.


Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly book meme that lets anxious readers like all of us know what to be jumping up and down for. It is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Name: Finale
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publication date: October 23rd, 2012
Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

I cannot wait for this book!!! I am pretty sure that I am going to be dreaming about Patch tonight, and although I am practically dying for this book a small part of me doesn't want it to come out. I don't want the series to end. Ever.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review : New York to LA

                                                     OFFICIAL BLURB

Anna Percy is film-star gorgeous. Which is just as well, because she's new to Beverly Hills, and being beautiful in LA is like Manolo Blahnik heels - simply a must...
Anna's left her dysfunctional mother and all her friends back in NYC to move in with her father, but by the time she's on the plane she's already regretting it. That is, until her encounter with a very handsome stranger in first class. A stranger who turns out to be Ben Birnbaum - only the hottest, most desirable guy in LA. So maybe showing up to the celebrity wedding of the year is a smart move... Then again, maybe not...

Finally after weeks I'm reviewing. I got this book from the clearance pile at Borders and I honestly did not expect it to be so good but it was. I wouldn't say that it was amazing but it was honestly better than i expected it to be. The prologue starts of by retelling the story of how Anna and her best friend Cynthia actually became best friends. And lets just say that half of you people will probably laugh out loud and the rest of you you would go "Eeeeeeeeeew".

I thought the book would be a typical good girl meets bad boy and falls for him, he does something bad and asks for forgiveness by pursuing her and showering her with attention and eventually the girl takes him back and happily ever after, but it's NOT. The scene on the plane was a little short but funny. I wouldn't say that the author's writing was exceptionally good, but was good enough to read. The antagonist Cammie Sheppard was pretty funny although her ' heart was the size of a blackhead'.
In conclusion it was good, light read, perfect for a read on the beach. Although Dean could have given the guy a better name, I mean Birnbaum... come on!!!

I give it :  2 bags of pixie dust.         



Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm a little OBSESSED

Okay many of you might think that this blog is totally dedicated to the Lux series so just to clarify it's not.

I'm just seriously obsessed with her books right now. And I promise to start posting reviews soon.
And contrary to what I just said, Jennifer Armentrout is releasing a book called Obsession, which is an adult novel but.............. it takes place in the same world as the Lux series. And for those of you who remember the Hunter and Serena teasers she put up on her blog a few months ago, well we now know which book they are from.

It's about a young woman who discovers an alien race is behind her best friend's death, making her their next target, and must rely on a sexy, domineering stranger to protect her, who turns out to be the biggest threat of them all - an Arum.

When I read Arum, I was like * Umm are you serious*, but then I remembered the teasers and I read her description of Hunter and well let's just say that I am literally counting the minutes for it to be released.( Spring 2013)

It takes place in between Opal and Origin (the 4th Lux novel)

Armentrout's description of Hunter:
/*Hunter is a true alpha male and is one of my favorite characters I've ever written. He's like Daemon and Seth rolled into one. Totally no holds bars. Hunter is... well, he's Hunter.*/

The totally awesome teasers for those of you who didn't read them:

“Would you like a drink?” he asked, heading toward the cabinet near the fridge.

“Yes. Please.”

Hunter glanced at her. “You look surprised.”

“You don’t seem like the type who does gentlemanly things like that.” Or civil things, but I figured I shouldn’t tack that on.

His lips twitched. “I’ve been known to surprise myself every once in awhile. Turning back to the cabinet, he grabbed two glasses. “I have soda, milk, water—”

“Milk? I’m not ten.”

He turned around, eyes glimmering in the light. “And how old are you? Nineteen?”

Offended, Serena leaned back on the stool. “I’m twenty-five.”

“Hmm…” He put the glasses back and picked up two wine flutes.

Her eyes narrowed. “Didn’t they give you like a basic file on me or something?”

“Yes.” Hunter swiped a wine bottle out of its rack.

Staring at the back of his broad shoulders, she pictured a spider monkey landing on him and biting his neck, total vampire style. Actually, maybe zombie style. That would do more damage. “Have you’ve read it?”

Hunter spun around and crossed the distance to the island. He placed a glass of dark wine in front of her. “I have.”

Serena;s skin felt tight. That’s how irritated shewas getting. “Then if you’ve read even the basics, you would know I’m not nineteen.”

Leaning his elbows on the table, he took a sip of his wine. “Most likely.”

“So you asked if I was nineteen to annoy me?”

“Quite possibly,” he murmured, watching her over the rim of his glass.

A sharp tingle was spreading across the back of her skull, spreading like a heatstroke. “You’re an ass.”

“And you have a potty mouth.” Hunter flashed a quick grin.

She took a deep, calming breath as he finished off his wine in one gulp. She hadn’t even touched mine. “Should you be drinking while you’re working?”

“Should you be asking so many questions?”

“Shouldn’t you have at least put a shirt on by now?” she snapped back. “Adding that to the whole drinking thing, you’re really inappropriate.”

Hunter chuckled, and the sound, oh wow, the sound of his amused laugh sent a shiver down her legs.

He prowled around the island. He didn’t walk—oh, no—the graceful movements of his denim clad thighs reminded her more of a great lion stalking its prey than how a human walked. Her breath stalled out as he sat beside her, spreading his thighs wide so that one brushed her own leg.

Gripping the stool, she scooted away. The metal legs made this horrible scratching sound. She hoped she ruined his tile. “What did you want to talk about?”

Hunter inched his stool toward hers, taking back the distance. Even sitting down, he was a good head or two taller, so when he bent over, his face was right in hers. “You.”

Her throat dried. “You’re in my personal space.”

“You’re in my home therefore that cancels out your personal space.”
“Your logic is faulty.”

He cocked his head to the side, lashes lowering. “My logic is the only logic around here. You need to get used to that.”
And he needed to get used to blunt objects being thrown at his head, because it was about to happen again.

Here's another one:
Heh. He sucked at the whole babysitting thing.
“You’re hurting me,” she said finally, nodding at where his entire hand wrapped around her arm.
“No. I’m not.”
Her face scrunched up. “Okay. You’re annoying me.”
“Want to know a secret?”
Serena looked wary. “What?”
“I don’t care.”
She rolled her eyes. “Real funny."


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

He's Back!!!

The Daemon Invasion Contest is here!

Yaay!! For all you people who live in America, Boo for me, because I don't live in America.
Well it's ok as long as one of you readers wins and the party is held in your city. Be sure to e-mail me pictures and it would be really awesome to send me a book (No pressure,  I won't hate you if you don't). 

*Sigh* I so wish I could meet Daemon, I mean Pepe.

How do you sign up, well the instructions are just below:
Create a video, take a picture, write a blog post, or whatever you can come up with to grab our attention and let us know why you feel your city should host the Daemon Invasion OPAL Release Party. On November 3rd, we’ll choose the top 5 cities and put it to a vote for all the fans to decide the final city in which we’ll host the OPAL Release Party with Jennifer L. Armentrout and… Daemon! That’s right, the model who portrays Daemon on the covers of The Lux Series, Pepe Toth, will be joining us for an exciting launch party at hopefully a bookstore near you!

How to Nominate Your City:

1. Create your best content explaining why we should come there! We want to see you get CREATIVE. Really grab our attention. Don’t just link us to your city’s website… Take a picture of fifteen Super Fans laying on the state capital’s lawn wearing Daemon Invasion T-shirts. Create “Nominate Our City” flyers and hand them out at your local B&N. Write a blog post about why you’re the biggest fan of all. Post status updates on your Facebook page as you sink into hysteria if your city isn’t picked. Take a picture of your school locker covered in The Lux Series’ book covers. Show us why you’re a Super Fan, and we should come to YOUR city first!
2. Fill out the simple form on this page. It’s only three fields. We know you can do it. ;)
3. Tweet the nomination. Don’t forget this step! Remember, it’s not just about how crazy you get , but you’ve also got to catch our attention! The tweet must include the city you want to nominate, a link to your nomination plus the hashtag “#daemoninvasion”. Make sure your submission is as creative as possible and most importantly include why your city would be ideal for us to host the next Daemon Invasion and Release Party for OPAL. We will choose the five best submissions based on creativity and a display of interest by the fans. Have Fun!
Still have questions? Email us!

Important Dates:

Oct 1 – Oct 30: Nominate Cities
Nov 3: Five Finalist Cities Announced
Nov 3 – Nov 24: Vote for 5 Finalist Cities
Nov 26: Winning City Announced
One day between Dec 11-18: OPAL Release Party!